Summary: The goal of this project is to obtain resources that can be available for all students to access in order to increase student engagement and increase overall ability to be successful in school.
Goal: $2,750 • Deadline: July 7 • School: Hintgen Elementary School • Sponsor Name: Principal Amy Oliver
About My Project: Over the course of the summer, Hintgen Elementary will be adding a new space in our building that is available for all students. This space will be our universal sensory room. The purpose of creating a multi-sensory environment is a dedicated room/space designed to block out noise, control space, temperature and lighting. It is an artificially created venue that utilizes multi-sensory equipment to stimulate the senses and promote pleasure and/or feelings of well-being. The goal of our sensory room at Hintgen is to provide a space and materials that are accessible to all students so that they can increase their engagement in school and help to self regulate their bodies.
In order to do that effectively, we need to have a variety of tools available for them to access. These tools could be tools used outside of the classroom, or tools inside of the classroom that would have otherwise not been available. Since this will be a new space built within our school this summer we will be starting out at ground zero. We have identified the walls, lighting, sound, and large equipment needed for the construction of this space. In addition to those pieces and storage that is critical to house our items, we need to order additional tools that can be checked out within this space for students to utilize. These tools will be a variety of tools from varied seating options from balls, stools, rocking chairs, to hand held fidgets, or wiggle seats or much more. Once we have these tools we will be able to specifically train staff on when and how these tools can be used and the effects these tools have on students and their learning, so that teachers can then share and expose students to these tools. Students will then be able to self regulate and identify tools that can help them to be successful and can utilize this tool on a proactive basis so that they can successfully engage in school.
We are excited to see the possibilities that this space can create for our students at Hintgen and with your help we know that we can have this space and these materials ready for our students this fall!
Where Your Donation Goes:
Money will purchase a wide variety of materials, including: Hokki stools; balance balls; wiggle seats; Lycra body socks; handheld fidgets in various shapes, sizes, textures; Theraputty; pencil fidgets; noise-deadening ear muffs; earplugs; standing desks; slanted lappads; beanbags; rocking chairs; mouth fidgets (one time use); gum for oral stimulation; trampoline; ball storage; crash mat; scooters; balance boards; spinning board; and weighted blankets.
All donations to LPEF are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged via letter. LPEF adds a small surcharge to offset credit card processing fees and related expenses. For more details, go to our About Support-a-School page.
- If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
- If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose at the same school.